Student-led and student-designed, Build SFU has been enormously priviledged to receive so much overwhelmingly positive student support. Here is one of the student letters musing on the importance of the proposed SUB and Stadium, and why it is important to build for the future generations.
I am most excited for the student union building to be built because the centralized location of SFSS resources will improve the inclusivity of students with disabilities and there by increase their participation in the SFSS community
The DSU, club and other student groups being all housed within one building will provide students with access to the group leaders. Being able to put a face to a student group and having the opportunity to personally meet student leaders without having to hunt them down via email is more likely to result in a student disclosing any special accommodations they may need so they can participate. This centralized hub will make it easier for SFSS facilitators to personally refer students to the right person that can address any concerns.
The added space for conducting student events all located in one building will make them easier to find and coordinate into a student’s schedule. Being visually impaired has made me less likely to attend events when I had to figure out how to get to the event location. .
The same goes for when I have had to find a specific person to ask information regarding a particular group.
SFU has become much more crowded over the last couple of years. It has become nearly impossible for me to find a place to sit and eat, or study during the day on campus. The added seating areas will increase my chances of finding a seat.
All the fun stuff being housed in 1 building will provide a positive pillar I can look forward to visiting when I’m not hard at work straining my mind in learning.
Tony Janolino – SFU Student, 3rd Year Health Science/ Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology